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, definitive thing that america's lawmakers can now do? >> you know, there is no single, simple solution. it has to be a multifaceted approach beginning with a ban on assault weapons, stopping high capacity magazines, better background checks. right now 40% of all sales of guns in the united states involve no background check and better, more comprehensive checks as well as mental health prevention and outreach programs and, of course, better enforcement of all of these laws. not just existing laws but more supporting resources for the atf and local and state police that have the responsibility to protect our children. >> i have been stunned by the sheer political cowardness of so many politicians in america who seem just terrified of saying anything that the nra may object to. the nra has four million members. american has 10 billion people living here. i just don't understand why everybody is so coward about publicly debating this and trying to get the measures in place that you've just suggested. >> i think there really has been a seismic change, the political landscape is changing, a
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-- americans love football. do you think it can expand beyond america? >> well, we had great success over in the u.k. next year we'll expand it to two games and we're playing in toronto. we have had great success in other markets like mexico and the far east. i believe our future is very bright overseas. the game is very popular. our fans on a global basis want more and more football. that's what we're doing. we're responding to that interest. >> you talked about the culture. football players in the nfl are role models and in the nba as well and in other professional sports. how do you make sure that the players appreciate that by their personal conduct? >> well, we have a personal conduct policy which was put together with the players. and it's very important because they are role models and they're held to a higher standard. i think all of us in the nfl are held to a higher standard. when we don't reflect well on what i call the nfl or ourselves, then we're going to be held accountable. we have a program that's focused on education. it's on discipline. and when people do
to you by consumer cellular. this is america. we don't let frequent heartburn come between us and what we love. so if you're one of them people who gets heartburn and then treats day after day... block the acid with prilosec otc and don't get heartburn in the first place! [ male announcer ] one pill each morning. 24 hours. zero heartburn. >>> welcome back. since the newtown, connecticut school attack, there's been plenty of talk about arming teachers and two-thirds of americans believe arming at least one official would be somewhat effective against attacks. >> cecilia vega reports. >> reporter: the gun is fake. but these utah teachers fear the threats facing their classrooms is very real. 200 of those teachers became students. packing a conference room on their holiday break to learn how to carry a concealed weapon on the job, and how to protect their schools from an armed intruder. >> the safety is the biggest part and to be able to use them appropriately is really high priority for me. >> reporter: utah is one of few states where public schools allow guns on campus. but in the wake of
's an antidotal sense now among faith leaders all across the country and faiths across america that it's time for us to do something more. and i think, clearly, in the stages of doing that, here in washington, but also around the country is gathering faith leaders from a variety of faith traditions and essentially just putting a counterweight on our legislators and our executive branch to say there is another voice in america. and it's a voice that believes there are common sense consensual things that we can do to curb the access to guns and to bring a stop to the violence. >> a counterweight, richard, no matter what we do right now in the immediate aftermath of all of this does not mean that a tragedy like newtown may not happen again. there might be a weapon sitting in someone's house right now that could be in the mind-set of someone that they're planning to do something on the heels of this tragedy. but there are those voices out there that would like a long wish list of things to be done in the wake of this tragedy. including an assault weapons ban. house minority leader nancy pelosi wa
in america show, seven nfl players have turned in their guns to team security officials since the belcher murder/suicide. >>> on "monday night football" it was pure beauty. the best team in the afc at least by record. he goes into tom brady's house and gets steam rolled. that's a touchdown pass to stallworth right there. a beauty. a 42-14 rout of the houston texans. the texans are the best team -- have the best record in the league. that's danny woodhead right now. he's going to cough it up. brandon lloyd recovers it in the end zone for a touchdown. everything's going the patriots way. what a dreamy night. the patriots won 20 straight home games in the month of december. this was tom brady's first game since he and his wife gisele welcomed their child together, v vivian lake. >> did you watch this game? >> yes. i can not. it's way too exciting. >> three weeks to go until the fiscal cliff and all the talk in washington is about what's not happening. we'll explain, coming up. this family used capital one venture miles to come home for the holidays. that's double miles you can actually use..
plan "b." i think we all know that every income tax filer in america is going to pay higher rates come january 1st until congress acts. so i believe it's important that we protect as many american taxpayers as we can. and our plan "b," would protect the american taxpayers who make $1 million or less and have all of their current rates extended. i continue to have hope that we can reach a broader agreement with the white house. that would reduce spending as well as have revenues on the table. i think it would be better for our country. but at this point, having a backup plan to make sure that few american taxpayers are affected by this increase as possible, moving down that path, is the right course of action for us. >> good morning, first i'd like to say that i think all of our hearts and prayers are with the families in newtown, connecticut. as a father, i cannot even imagine the utter horror that those families are going through right now, grieving the loss of their children and their loved ones. as far as the fiscal cliff is concerned, as the speaker has said, we remain committed to
about taxes and wealth in america. steven, thanks for being here. so we have spent six months talking to lawmakers, republican and democrats. this can't happen. we can't go off the fiscal cliff. we have got to meet this deny. now what we're hearing, it is not that bad, we have time. >> what jessica said about the term paper, getting it done in time. you know what happens if you don't get it done in time? you get an f. and a lot of american voters are going to say an "f" to all the politicians if they don't get it done. look, i don't think it would be the end of the world if we go off the fiscal cliff. and it think it would be resolved in the weeks ahead. but this is kind of a black eye for the political system. here we are, two or three days ahead from the start of the year. without any american business investor, or worker, this just is not a very good way to run a country. and it is almost like banana republic politics. >> my dad used to say, no way to run a railroad. or government. let's talk about a couple of things, the whole idea that tax rates on everyone will go up. does the i
lanza's actions, america, of course, and so many folks trying to figure out exactly why friday happened. >>> and now the debate on violent video games. do they play a role in violent behavior? we'll examine that issue, next. >>> while there is no evidence yet that suggests adam lanza played violent video games, his deadly shooting rampage started another debate about the impact violent movies and video games might have on young people. >> but are these just like the complaints of previous generations about tv or music? abc's neil karlinsky takes a look at both sides of the debate. >> reporter: across the country this week, america's love affair with violence is under the microscope. two of hollywood's hottest new releases, both shoot them ups, "jack reacher" and "djingo on chains." they canceled premieres out of respect. then came a nighttime tv ad for the video game "hitman" which led david axelrod to tweet, shouldn't we quit marketing murder as a game? but america's kids went on their daily shooting spree. this is one of the most profitable and violent games, "call of duty." because t
and data for only $45 a month per phone. would we get the same coverage? same coverage on america's best networks. you saved $146.76 by switching to straight talk. awesome! now you can afford to share your allowance with me. get the season's hottest smartphones like the samsung galaxy s2 and get straight talk with unlimited data for just $45 a month -- from america's gift headquarters. walmart. ♪ >>> welcome back, everyone, to "weekends with alex witt" at 33 past the hour. new today president obama reiterating he won't support any deal to avoid the fiscal cliff if it doesn't include higher tax rates on the wealthiest americans. nbc's mike viqueira at the white house for us. mike, we are 24 days and counting. where does the situation stand right now? >> reporter: which is over at the advent calendar here and start counting down the days to the fiscal cliff. the president said this morning in his weekly address he will not compromise on this issue of raising taxes. no compromise. he said i think it's the most forecefully he's ever said it, alex. there is some wiggle room. how high are th
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's portrait of america's first family before they entered the white house. we looked at the first two years in the white house. we thought even not knowing how the election was going to turn out that this book was necessary for our audience. she has had an impact. >> what is your favorite thing that you discovered? >> the book is broken down into three parts. it is one on substance and then her style and then on her spirit. her substance, initiatives whether let's move or the military families and her style is widely documented. we don't see as much is her spirit. who is she really beyond being a mother and beyond being a wife and a daughter and beyond a friend? what we realized is that being a part of her own self and keeping a part of herself to herself has been very meaningful to her and to our readers. so we try to capture that especially in the third part of the book. we reached out to real women across the country and women you may know and ask them what do they think of michelle obama and what is so meaningful about her presence in the white house and some of the answers may surprise
and if the unions don't answer that call with new ideas and a new program, america will be a right to work nation by the time hillary rodham clinton completes her second term. i particularly like that last part. what actually happened politically on the ground in the failure of that constitutional amendment. what did the argument look like there? >> well, the union decided they wanted to put this on the ballot because the right to work discussion kept bubbling up. they wanted to put an end to it. what they did instead of just saying let's not deal with right to work, let's do that and they wanted to repeal a lunch bunch of other laws too. a lot of people felt it was after overreach. even democratic party officials say privately that perhaps they bit off too much with the proposal and as a result as soon as it failed so badly, right to work came up again. >> were democrats united behind that proposition though? i mean democratic leadership and not voters. >> absolutely. absolutely. a ton of money was spent to try to get it pass and defeat it. it got defeated and the unions said a lot of people, ev
at some of the other news going on in america now. a holiday travel tragedy to start with in ohio. three adults and a child were killed early sunday. they went the wrong way on a highway and crashed head on into another mini van. two other children are in critical condition. authorities believe alcohol was involved. >>> residents of one community in north carolina have started a new holiday tradition placing 26 candle lit bags along their street to honor the 26 victims killed in the newtown, connecticut, shooting. the organizer says she plans to make it an annual event. >>> and it was a happy reunion between a phoenix woman and her best friend kane, a siberian husky went missing from his backyard around nine months ago, possibly after being stolen, and then somehow ended up in oregon. but thanks to a microchip kane's owner was located and he was flown home just in time for christmas. >>> and now for some entertainment news. notch another big win for the little guys. bilbo and pals dwarfed the competition at the box office for a second straight week. "the hobbit: an unexpected journey," r
. and there is no more in my judgment unified constituency in america than the passionate gun owners. they are out there. and they believe -- so many of them believe the government is going to knock down their door and take their guns away. and i say if we get to that, we have a lot bigger problem than guns. we're in anarchy. >> there is a 92-page newsletter against assault weapons. >> yeah. >> we'll come back to this. i want to get a break in here. i was in kentucky over christmas and saw a bumper sticker that said, i am the nra and i vote. and they will on this issue. we'll get a quick break. and they will on this issue. we'lwe're all having such a great year in the gulf, we've decided to put aside our rivalry. 'cause all our states are great. and now is when the gulf gets even better. the beaches and waters couldn't be more beautiful. take a boat ride or just lay in the sun. enjoy the wildlife and natural beauty. and don't forget our amazing seafood. so come to the gulf, you'll have a great time. especially in alabama. you mean mississippi. that's florida. say louisiana or there's no dessert. brought
.s. to become the world's largest economy. the report says that overall, asia will top north america and europe with population, military spending and investing in technology. >> and one of the bright spots for the u.s., we are expected to become energy independent and the world's largest exporter by the year 2030. people talk about china and their booming economy over there, and this quantifies just how fast they are coming on. pretty amazing. >> the world's population is projected to rise to 8.3 billion from 7.1 billion. and demand for food will go up 35%, and demand for water, 40% more than current water supplies, making water a likely cause of regional conflict, particularly in south asia and the middle east. water and food. there's not going to be enough for us. >> what a bright future. >>> this morning, the streets of cairo promise to be packed today with protests for the egyptian capital. two separate million-man marches are planned as supporters and opponents of president mohamed morsi demonstrate ahead of a saturday vote on a measure giving morsi sweeping new powers. >>> they are diggi
wrestles with the fiscal cliff, cities across america are struggling with gun violence. two firefighters shot as they rushed to fight a fire in upstate new york. they will be buried today. police say this man, william spengler, ambushed those firefighters after he set his own house on fire. >> multiple firemen down. multiple firemen shot. i am shot. i think it was an assault rifle. we have multiple firemen down with a working fire. >> the motive, unknown. spengler killed himself and left behind a suicide note. it said in part he was bent on, quote, doing what i like doing best, killing people. even though spengler was on parole for murder, he managed to get ahold of a gun and a powerful one, an assault rifle. so what to do? two communities have very different ideas. in westchester county, outside of new york city, a local paper decided to publish the names of people who have gun permits. in los angeles, the mayor has moved up a gun buyback program in an attempt to get guns off the streets. our own paul vercannon starts our coverage this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. h
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